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Google Tests Using Drones To Deliver Goods

Google expected it to be several years before a delivery drone system is ready/Pic:Bigstock SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.com.

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Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur Volcano Erupts Back To Life

Pic: ABC/ShelleyHendel-TwitterA major volcanic eruption in Rabaul on Papua New Guinea's East New Britain Island has left the local community concerned for their safety, as residents flee and businesses close.

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(WITH VID) Stephen Hawking Is Latest To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge - But Passes On The Soaking To His Children

Stephen HawkingPHYSICIST Stephen Hawking has become the latest celebrity to take part in the ice bucket challenge craze - but delegated the soaking to his children instead.

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HIV Case Spurs Call For Porn Production Moratorium

LOS ANGELES: The California advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

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Guy Banned From Having Dog: It's A 'Very Large Cat'

WHAT do you do if you work and live at Cambridge University and own an adorable basset hound, but the college has banned dogs living on campus? If you're Roger Mosey, you convince school bigwigs that your dog is actually a "very large cat."

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Britain A ‘Deeply Elitist’ Society, Report Says

Bodleian Library at Oxford University is seen in this file photo. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says that Britain is a ‘deeply elitist’ society and top jobs are dominated by people educated at Oxford and Cambridge universities. – Bigstock pic  LONDON: Britain is still a “deeply elitist” society where top jobs are dominated by people educated at fee-paying schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities, a report found today.

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NASA Plans To Test World's Biggest Rocket In 2018

Illustration purposesNASA is moving ahead with plans to build a massive rocket designed to explore deep space and culminate in human trips to Mars, the agency announced yesterday.

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'The Audacity Of Taupe': Obama Suit Creates Sartorial Stir

President Barack Obama's decision to address the media in a breezy, light-coloured summer suit swiftly took centre stage for many even as he addressed Russian responsibility for rebel actions in Ukraine and ongoing US air strikes against Islamists in Iraq. — AFP pic WASHINGTON: The subjects were serious enough at US President Barack Obama’s impromptu press conference on Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.

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IS Executes Scores Of Syrian Soldiers In New Atrocity

Druze men looking at smoke rising on the Israeli-controlled side of the line dividing the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria following fighting near the Quneitra border crossing. — Reuters pic DAMASCUS: Islamic State jihadists boasted on Thursday they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world.

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Pakistan's Powerful Army Steps In To Resolve Political Crisis

Imran Khan (centre), chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addressing supporters in front of the Parliament house building during the 'Revolution March' in Islamabad. — Reuters pic  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s army stepped into a political struggle between the country’s embattled prime minister and the opposition on Thursday, signalling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilised the coup-prone nation.

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